Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite holidays for several reasons! Although I know it’s not technically a holiday for us Americans, I choose to celebrate it because (1) our beagles were born on Cinco de Mayo, 2009 and (2) I LOVE MEXICAN FOOD, and (3) why not? I love to celebrate whenever I can! 🙂
I’m sure any Mexicans who might read this are laughing because what I think of as “Mexican food” is totally not what they’d consider authentic. But oh well. I love it. And I love the taste of an icy cold margarita to accompany my Mexican food! So you can clearly see why I choose to elevate the importance of the 5th of May!
One easy way to celebrate this beloved day is with guac and margs. Of course, if you plan to go out for guac and margs and live in the Jackson, MS area, I HIGHLY recommend my two favorite places for such items: Babalu or Sombra! (Why not extend your celebration into two days and visit both?!) I’ve actually blogged about both of these restaurants because I LOVE THEM SO MUCH! (Sombra here and here, and Babalu here!)
But if your schedule does not allow you to go out to eat, you can easily celebrate at home with some homemade guac and margs! Here’s an easy guacamole recipe that is so so so yummy and easy!
juice from 1/2 lime
2 sun-dried tomato pieces, chopped finely
1/4 tsp. salt (I prefer kosher or sea salt over table salt!)
1/4 tsp. pepper (snob here: I prefer fresh ground over table!)
1/4 tsp. dried cilantro (or you can use fresh if you have it!)
Remove the “meat” of the avocados from the skin (and of course remove the pits) and mash in a medium bowl together until it’s your desired consistency. Add the rest of the ingredients, mix well, and transfer to a pretty bowl to serve! I love veggies as well as chips with it. And dipping veggies is a totally guilt free alternative since guacamole is pretty much 100% healthy as is!
To go with your guacamole, might I recommend these beergarita or skinny margarita recipes? If you’re entertaining a crowd, there’s also this bulk recipe that’s pretty tasty! I actually made the skinny margarita recently but instead of using lemon/lime juices, I used tangerine and it was SO good! Such a fun little variation!
I hope you’re planning a fun Cinco de Mayo celebration! If nothing else, it’s a fun way to spice up what might have otherwise been somewhat of a mundane Friday! 😉
Thank y’all so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a great rest of your day! Y’all are awesome! I want to leave you with this 🙂